Guest Picks: Ideas for Autumn Entertaining

From pumpkin patch outings to Thanksgiving dinner, fall brings up the warmest of parties each year. These are a couple of of my favourite fall-themed accessories to help in all your entertaining needs this season. — Annemarie from Brunch at Saks

Pottery Barn

Pumpkin Punch Bowl – $49

What better way to welcome guests to a fall-themed celebration or dinner than using a pumpkin-shaped punch bowl? I would imagine cold apple cider for a brunch would be ideal, or a hot citrus to accompany dessert would be nice as well.


Heirloom Pumpkin Spreaders – $19.95

These are too adorable for words. Fantastic for Thanksgiving dinner or at any time.

Pottery Barn

Acorn Vase Filler – $14.50

I adore these acorns to fill mason jars, votives or vases on your desk. I think they would look great lightly sprinkled across your desk as well.


Leaf Napkin Ring in Napkin Rings – $2.95

Simple yet perfectly fitting for fall entertaining, these napkin rings will go with any decor theme you have in mind and will add a finishing touch to your place setting.


Botanical Pumpkin Napkins, Set of 4 – $40

These botanical pumpkin ribbons will make a beautiful addition to any autumn-themed table setting.


Set of 12 Bronze Apple Leaf Picks – $79.50

These apple leaf picks are so adorable and flexible. Add them to your garland, door or incorporate them in to every place setting.

West Elm

Thanksgiving Wishbone Platter – $49

I adore this dish. I think it would be interesting to use this to get a dish, and as people plate their food, everybody takes a turn sharing their wishes for the period ahead.

Nell Hill’s

Metal and Wood Server – $139.25

This metal and wood server is the best touch of rustic decor for your table. I would love to fill this with beers or bite-size desserts.

Grandin Road

Martha Stewart Flicker Flame Light Strand – $19

I think this flicker flame light strand by Martha Stewart is so much fun and amazing to get an autumn-themed get-together. Hang it around your door, package it upon your mantel or string across the side of a dessert table — it is going to be a welcome addition any way you use it.


Michael Aram “Botanical Leaf” Salt & Pepper Caddy – $89

This botanical leaf pepper and salt caddy is actually adorable and fun. Keep it on your stove top or counter top when not enjoyable.


Verde Salad Plates – $40

These salad plates are joyous, fun and will certainly liven up any table setting.


Manzanita Garland – $99.50

I love the whimsical appearance of this branch-filled garland. It would be ideal on your own fireplace mantel throughout the season or perhaps along a runner on your desk.


NambĂ© “Eclipse” Nut Bowl – $75

This serving piece would be great for your coffee table or bar during cocktail hour.


Heirloom Pumpkin Place Card Holders – $19.95

These are so adorable for your Thanksgiving table. Occasionally I skip name cards and rather fill them with holiday-related trivia cards. Just Google interesting facts about Thanksgiving, write them down in question form, and sew! An instant conversation starter.

Pottery Barn

Penelope Kalamkari Tablecloth

I adore this tablecloth, particularly if you are utilizing wrought china and dishware. It’s chic and strays only enough from the traditional colour palette of fall to give you a new twist on this season.


Monogrammed Dessert Bowl – $39

I adore this monogrammed bowl for serving something sweet after a huge meal. Layered desserts such as whipped cream and fruit would make for a beautiful presentation, or an ice cream sundae would do just fine as well!


Pumpkin Patch Wreath – $99.95

Greet your guests with this miniature pumpkin wreath. I think it would look great in your front door or hanging from a mirror over the fireplace.

Ballard Designs

Mercury Glass Votives – Assorted Set of 5 – $29

This mercury glass set is ideal for fall and winter decor. I enjoy incorporating votives to any surface, particularly my table during romantic dinner parties and holiday parties.

Pottery Barn

Mason Jar Mug, Set of 6 – $26

These mason jar mugs are fantastic for serving hot cider to your guests. Reuse them during the year for coffee and other special drinks.


Venezia Wood Tray – $69

I like the idea of using this menu to function hot cider in mason jars or to arrange fall-themed sugar biscuits for dessert.

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